Farella Braun + Martel announced the elevation of three lawyers to partnership effective Jan. 1: Ashley Breakfield, Sushila Chanana and Rebecca Stephens. Breakfield, a real estate transactional lawyer and former environmental litigator, represents large-scale urban developers, real estate investors, renewable energy companies and private property owners in sophisticated land use and real estate matters. Chanana, a high-stakes technology litigator, represents companies in general business litigation and IP matters, including trademark, copyright, trade secrets, patent and privacy disputes. Stephens, an employment advisor and litigator, counsels employers ranging from small businesses to global corporations on developing and implementing sound workplace policies, conducting investigations, managing accommodations and leaves of absence, and administering separations from employment.
Bruce B. Kelson and Agatha H. Liu have joined Duane Morris as partners in the firm’s trial and intellectual property practice groups, respectively, in its Silicon Valley office. Prior to joining Duane Morris, Kelson was partner at Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis, where he served as chair of that firm’s securities litigation practice group. Liu was a partner at Hickman Becker Bingham Ledesma. Kelson focuses his practice on securities litigation and other complex commercial litigation for U.S. and foreign clients. Liu concentrates her practice on IP analysis, portfolio management and strategic counseling.